Tswa

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A language of Mozambique

Alternate Names
Kitshwa, Sheetshwa, Shitshwa, Tshwa, Xitshwa
Population

1,160,000 in Mozambique (2006). Population total all countries: 1,180,000.

Location

South, most of Inhambane Province. Also in South Africa, Zimbabwe.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Hlengwe (Khambana-Makwakwe, Khambani, Lengwe, Lhengwe, Makwakwe-Khambana, Shilengwe), Mandla, Ndxhonge, Nhayi, Tshwa (Dzibi-Dzonga, Dzivi, Dzonga-Dzibi, Xidzivi). Partially intelligible of Ronga [rng] and Tsonga [tso].

Language Development
Dictionary. Grammar. Bible: 1910–1955.
Writing
Latin script.

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